|3||WGQ||Team Nolan / Scarlett||811|
What a regatta so far!
Great to see how our "new-to-xcountry" pilots are having a ball.
A few hints here and there from our "grey-backs" and the newbies do produce some impressive results. Always remember: it has to be fun!
The "training gliders" in this regatta fleet, when put in the right hands are certainly to be reckoned with. Yes, the ASK21 and PW6 can do more than fly a circuit and spin. And flying that M200 and BG12 deserves a medal! Ah, and yes: those Libelle's go pretty good.
Weather and tasking do present challenges even for the seasoned pilots.
100km/h has not been broken yet during this regatta!
..sorry, the practicce day does not count ;-)
Everyone can fly on a 9 knot day with 12000ft cloud-base but who flies normally away from the airfield on a total high overcast day with soft lift when it's not a Easter-Regatta?
A big thank you to everyone that is helping! Gliding would not be possible without team-spirit.
Every bit is important: from running ropes (thank you to everyone that chips in!) to feeding the masses (thank you Val and helpers!)
A few out landings yesterday, but, overall, a good day of Regatta Style Competition. The task was suitable and I think we all pretty much had an enjoyable day. Today is quite different, overcast at about 9000feet, continuous light rain. There is a low-level cloud bank to the south so we won't be flying for quite a while, today might be good for resting. "Late Mail", the weather is a little questionable so we meet again for a new briefing at 11:00am, day decision will be made and ready for tha...
First day of the Queensland Gliding Easter Regatta at Warwick. The weather outside is absolutely perfect. most of the pilots are in the sky and enjoying the first day.
Easter at Warwick, planning is well under way, the tuggies are ready, you have Jenny Thompson, Tor Mc, and Pete Summerfeldt. We are hoping that a fourth tug will become available, when that happens I'll let you know.
Waypoint and Airspace files are available on World Soaring Turnpoint Exchange: http://soaringweb.org/TP/Warwick
Entry fee per glider: $30 flat fee regardless of glider type, club or student/junior pilot statusTug fee per launch to 2000' AGL : $45 X 8 days paid before regatta begins. Refund of any non used launches after regatta. Please pay launch and enty fees of $390.00 before midnight on the 24th March 2016 for a valid entry, thanks! Warwick Gliding Club (Westpac) BSB: 734226 Acct number : 070338 Accommodation in club house bunks $12 per night per non member first come first serve basis.Reservation...